Church Organization

The Bordeaux Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a movement which began in the United States in the nineteenth century and has spread worldwide.  Our mission is to proclaim the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels Messages in Revelation 14:6-12.  This includes leading people all over the world to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and inviting them into fellowship with His church where nurturing can prepare them for the soon return of Jesus.

Levels of Ministry

The Local Church:

Local congregations gather each Sabbath for Sabbath School and Church Services as well as mid-week Prayer Meeting.  They have one or more pastors and several church elders as well as others who also do ministry.  Many local church maintain K-8 church schools.  Their work is to minister to the local community.

Our local church is part of a district of three local churches:

Bordeaux Seventh-day Adventist Church
5121 Buena Vista Pike, Nashville, TN 37218 -- (615) 876-3630

Ashland City Seventh-day Adventist Church
114 Ruth Drive, Ashland City, TN 37015 -- (615) 792-8865


Dickson Seventh-day Adventist Church
746 Highway 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055 -- (615) 446-4131

Elementary Schools:

Dickson Adventist School
746 Highway 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055 -- (615) 446-4131


F.H. Jenkins Elementary School
814 Youngs Lane, Nashville, TN 37208 -- (615) 227-8992


Madison Campus Elementary
1515 Sutherland Drive, Madison, TN 37115 -- (615) 865-4575


Ridgetop Adventist Elementary School
102 King Street, Ridgetop, TN 37152 -- (615) 859-0259


Iglesias Adventista del Séptimo Día de Latinas cerca de la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día de Bordeaux:
Iglesia Hispana Adventista del Séptimo Día de Madison 

916 West Old Hickory Boulevard, Madison, TN 37115 -- (615) 865-1119


Iglesia Hispana Adventista del Séptimo Día de Nashville
501 Brewer Drive, Nashville, TN 37211 -- (615) 444-5861


Iglesia Hispana Adventista del Séptimo Día de Springfield
1014 5th Avenue East, Springfield, TN 37172 -- (615) 382-1002

The Conference:

A conference is a group of local churches in a defined area, usually taking in states or provinces.  This association of churches allows the conference to organize and fund high schools and larger evangelistic efforts that the local churches could not afford on their own.  The conference also is the level that pays the pastors and helps pay for Bible teachers.  Thus tithe is paid to, and dispersed to pastors and Bible workers by, the conference.


The Bordeaux Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of:

Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists   

850 Conference Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072 -- (615) 859-1391

Territory:  Kentucky and the western part Tennessee to the eastern boundaries of Cannon, Clay, Coffee, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, and Smith Counties.

Seventh-day Adventist High Schools in the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference:

Harbert Hills Academy

3575 Lonesome Pine Road, Savannah, TN 38372 -- (731) 925-3098

(Self-supporting school affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church)


Highland Academy

211 Highland Circle Drive, Portland, TN 37148 -- (615) 325-2036


Louisville Adventist Academy

2988 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205 -- (502) 452-2965


Madison Academy

100 Academy Drive, Madison, TN 37115 -- (615) 865-4055


The Summer Camp:

Indian Creek Camp

150 Cabin Circle Drive, Liberty, TN 37095 -- (615) 548-4411

The Union Conference:

A group of conferences is known as a union conference.  In large countries, such as the United States. union conferences include conferences in a geographic region of the country.  However, in most areas around the world, the union conference usually takes in the whole country.  These organizations are able to handle larger organizations and evangelistic efforts that the conferences.  They are also usually responsible for the ownership and administration of colleges.


The Kentucky-Tennessee Conference is part of:

Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

3978 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032 -- (404) 299-1832

Territory:  Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina

Seventh-day Adventist Colleges and Universities in the Southern Union Conference:

Adventist University of Health Sciences
671 Winyah Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 -- (407) 303-9798


Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Boulevard NW, Huntsville, AL 35896 -- 1-800-824-5312 or (256)726-7000


Southern Adventist University
4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale, TN 37315 -- 1-800-768-8437 or (423) 236-2000
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 370, Collegedale, TN 37315

The Division:

A division is a group of union conferences.  Each division usually covers a good portion of a continent.  Earth is divided by the church into thirteen divisions.  This organization can expand the ministries of the church even farther, being overall over community services, media ministries, health facilities, evangelism.  They play a major roll on international missionary services.


The Southern Union Conference is part of:

North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 -- (301) 680-6400

Territory:  Canada, United States and its Pacific Territories, Bermuda (United Kingdom), and St. Pierre and Miquelon (France)

The General Conference:

The grouping of all the divisions of the church is the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  It is designed to keep the work coordinated and the message consistent throughout the world.  It stands in the best position to legitimize, fund, and negotiate for the vast missionary work the church operates.  It also administrates larger organizations that provide education, disaster relief and development, radio and TV programming, and medical services.


General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 -- (301) 680-6000

Territory:  Worldwide


Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
4145 East Campus Drive, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104 -- (269) 471-3537


Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350 -- (909) 558-1000


This list of organizational levels may seem complicated at first glance, but it is designed to maximize the exposure of the gospel to people around the world.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church has grown from a few hundred people in the nineteenth century to over fifteen million member today.   And we consider each and every one of them as our brothers and sisters in Jesus.